‘Serious’ fire at Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong’s former Chiswick mansion | Ents & Arts News

A £5m mansion in Chiswick, west London – which previously belonged to TV presenter Ant McPartlin – has been damaged by fire.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled the blaze in Grove Park Gardens, which was reported to London Fire Brigade at 9.46.

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Crews used a 32 m (105 ft) ladder as they battled the blaze in the seven-bedroom house.

The 4,435 square meter property belongs to the star’s ex-wife, Lisa Armstrong, who rents it out.

McPartlins TV partner, Declan Donnellylives just a few doors down the same road, with his wife Ali Astall and their two children Isla and Jack.

The house is estimated to have more than doubled in value since McPartlin and Mrs Armstrong bought it for £2.3million in 2006, the year they married.

As firefighters tackled the blaze, a local resident told The Independent: “The fire looks quite serious and definitely not under control. An ambulance passed me as I drove down the road with blue lights and sirens on.”

The fire was brought under control just before lunchtime and crews remained at the scene into the afternoon.

The London Fire Brigade confirmed to Sky News that no injuries were reported and that the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Lisa Armstrong (L-R), Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall at Royal Ascot in 2015
(L-R): Lisa Armstrong, Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall in 2015

McPartlin and Ms Armstrong were together for more than 20 years and married for 11 years before that application for divorce in January 2018.

The broken came after McPartlin went to rehab in 2017after battling a two-year addiction to painkillers as a result of knee surgery.

He later pleaded guilty to drink driving after the collision while more than twice the legal limit in South West London in March 2018.

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McPartlin first met Ms Armstrong, a make-up artist, at a road show in Newcastle in the mid-1990s when she was an aspiring pop star in the band Deuce.

McPartlin has since married his former personal assistant, Anne-Marie Corbett, in 2019.

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